Koronivia joint work on Agriculture (KJWA) gains it's importance as India opposes the draft text on agriculture, saying the rich developed nations do not want to change their lifestyle to reduce emissions and are "searching for cheaper solutions abroad" It also cited that " developed countries are blocking a pro-poor and pro-farmer decision by insisting on expanding the scope of mitigation to agriculture, thereby comprising the very foundation of food security in the world". [Source: PTI]

What is Koronivia Joint work on Agriculture:

Agriculture occupies a central position when it comes to climate change. It is both highly vulnerable to the impacts of Climate change inspite being a net contributor to greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. In light of this discussions began in 2011 and Koronivia Joint work on Agriculture (KJWA) was established during COP23, 2017 to work on a solution. The KJWA is the only programme under UNFCCC to focus on Agriculture and Food security.

This work integrates Soil, Nutrient Use, Livestock, Socio-economic and food security dimensions of the climate change.